Definition of for show
- We're not supposed to eat the fruit on the table. It's just for show.
- He says he enjoys classical music, but it's only for show.
: to cause or permit to be seen : exhibit
: to offer for sale
: to present as a public spectacle : perform
: a demonstrative display
: outward appearance
: a false semblance : pretense
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